It’s National Coding Week, an annual event that prompts people to learn new digital skills or share the skills they have.
We decided to ask a few of our developers how they got into coding; here’s what they had to say.
“I did a computing GNVQ just because I’d always liked using computers as a kid, then after working for a couple of years I decided to do a Computer Science degree, which I hated so I switched to a BA in Multimedia Design, which was one of the first web-design specific degrees you could do. I learned web coding stuff then for the first time!”
“I started hacking MySpace pages for bands I was in.”
“Working at Huxley is my first job in web development. I studied music at uni, and then spent 7 years working at a record label while moonlighting as a singer-songwriter. I wasn’t very content with the day job because it lacked creativity (I worked in the finance department) so I started learning to code. I’d tried (unsuccessfully) to set up a music blog after uni and I’d really enjoyed making that website, so the idea stemmed from there.”
If you’ve always wanted to get into coding but don’t know where to start, check out the National Coding Week website for some great resources.